Maybe is used as an adverb for a verb, for example:
"Maybe I need to buy some milk." - 'need' is the verb
"Maybe we are at the wrong station." - 'are' is the verb
"Maybe I will see my friend tomorrow" - 'will see' is the verb
Maybe could be replaced with "it may be that..."
"It may be that I need to buy some milk."
"It may be that we are at the wrong station."
"It may be that I will see my friend tomorrow"
These are a little fancy and poetic, so normally people just say 'maybe' for short instead of 'It may be that...".
But when you use 'may be' without another verb, the verb in the sentence is 'may be'. It is the structure of a modal verb, like with can, might, should (It mayb be, it can be, it might be, it should be... are all modals)
Some examples for 'may be' without another verb:
"It may be true" = it could be true, maybe it is true
"I may be late for our appointment tonight" = maybe I will be late for our appointment
"He may be here already" = maybe he is here already, it is possible that he is here already
As you see, sometimes with the verb 'to be' you can express the same thing with a 'maybe' or with a 'may be', like in the last example, but you have to structure your sentence differently depending on which one you choose.
I hope this helps : )